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Chicago apartments guide

Looking for a Chicago apartment? Find the cheapest and most expensive rentals and inspiring home design ideas you can't get in real-estate listing

This extravagant Logan Square pad is one of the most expensive Chicago apartments.

Finding a decent Chicago apartments isn't the bloodsport it is in New York or San Francisco, but it's far from easy to make sure you're getting the most for your money. Whether you're in the market for a new place or just dreaming of future rentals, check out the gems we've found in the city's real estate listings, from Uptown to Wicker Park. Plus, get ideas for reworking your current space by flipping through photos of some creative home design right here in Chicago.

Renting in Chicago

Sticky-note confessions: roommate horror stories
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Sticky-note confessions: roommate horror stories

From multiplying cats to inappropriate sweatpants use, our readers relive their worst roommate nightmares

What you can rent in Chicago for $2,000

What you can rent in Chicago for $2,000

We searched all over Chicago for some of the best apartments you can get for $2,000. Luckily, Fulton Grace Realty was nice enough to help us find some.

5 cheap, sunny apartments in Andersonville

5 cheap, sunny apartments in Andersonville

Andersonville has enough separation from Wrigleyville to offer peace and quiet, but residents will find a lot of the same amenities familiar—and at a lower price.

5 cheap West Loop apartments

5 cheap West Loop apartments

The West Loop is just outside the thick of downtown, but more and more that's becoming less of the case.

6 River North apartments with amazing outdoor spaces

6 River North apartments with amazing outdoor spaces

Though a bit on the pricey side, River North is one of a handful of Chicago neighborhoods where rents aren't currently skyrocketing.

5 cheap, posh apartments in River North

5 cheap, posh apartments in River North

If you live in River North, you’re going to pay for it. Luckily, you also get what you pay for.

Find your perfect neighborhood

Quiz: Which neighborhood do you actually belong in?
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Quiz: Which neighborhood do you actually belong in?

Living in the right neighborhood is key to being happy in Chicago. But which one is best for you? Take our quiz to find out

Chicago's most awesome homes

An Orange Moon apartment
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An Orange Moon apartment

Lynne and Ty McDaniel transformed the back of their store into a colorful crash pad

An art-filled Evanston home
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An art-filled Evanston home

This Evanston home is filled with a ton of art—but that won’t stop the owners from collecting more

The Hyde Park home of Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro
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The Hyde Park home of Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro

The couple's passion for cooking and art define the design scheme

A newly married couple's apartment
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A newly married couple's apartment

A newly cohabiting couple marry their quirky, sometimes morbid collections in one home sweet home

Andersonville apartment with a great garden
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Andersonville apartment with a great garden

Victor Wasserman’s Andersonville apartment is a garden of delights

A Lutheran church becomes a modern man cave
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A Lutheran church becomes a modern man cave

Robert Zizzo turned this former Lutheran church into a rustic man cave

Logan Square mansion
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Logan Square mansion

The neighbors are new, but the mansions on the block remain much the same thanks to Logan Square Preservation Society’s president Lewis Coulson

Humboldt Park apartment decked in steampunk style
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Humboldt Park apartment decked in steampunk style

K.L. Kenzie and Joseph Rovner deck their place in steampunk style

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